CCS Expectations

  • Attend all CCS professional development training sessions and social events.  Excused absences must be approved in advance by the CCS coordinator.
  • Be committed to your engaged scholarship project and your community site and partners.  This means that you establish a clear understanding of your work schedule and responsibilities with your community partner, and share that with your faculty mentor and the CCS program coordinator during the first week of the program.
  • Be committed to learning about and contributing in significant and meaningful ways to engaged scholarship.  This means making regular contact with your CCS faculty mentor for guidance and direction on your research project.  The exact frequency of these interactions is largely up to your CCS faculty mentor, and in many instances this will be daily contact, but should at least be weekly contact.
  • Stay on task. You are responsible for committing 40 hours (or 20 hours, if a part-time scholar) to your engaged scholarship project.  These hours include all time spent at your community site, with your mentor, attending professional development training, or working independently on your project. Vacations and extended time away during the internship period cannot occur.  You will be held accountable for the time spent on the project and the quality of your work.
  • Be professional in all interactions with community partners and community clients.  Know and honor all confidentiality requirements or expectations. 
  • Complete all required deliverables by the specified deadlines.  All deliverables should strictly adhere to the CCS specifications (TBA).
  • Check email daily, completely read all CCS messages, and reply promptly when information is requested.
  • Present a poster describing your engaged scholarship project at the Charlotte Summer Research Symposium to be held at the end of the program.
  • Report any needs or concerns regarding your project, mentor, or community site as soon as they develop. 
  • Complete the CCS program evaluation, which will be emailed to all scholars at the conclusion of the program.
  • Notify the CCS Director of any rewards you receive, professional meetings you attend, and/or research papers you present at professional meetings that correspond to this work. Acknowledge the Charlotte Community Scholars program on any publications, research posters, or professional presentations corresponding to this work.
  • Notify the CCS coordinator of any changes in your contact information (address, phone number, email) during the internship period.
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